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deer mouse

n.
A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.

deer mouse

n
(Animals) any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. maniculatus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae. See also white-footed mouse
[so named because of its agility]

white′-foot`ed mouse′


n.
any North or Central American mouse of the genus Peromyscus, usu. having white feet and undersides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deer mouse - brownish New World mousedeer mouse - brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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A Denver resident was recently diagnosed with hantavirus, a rare but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by infected deer mice.
During specimen collection in the 1970's, nearly 90 percent of the mice in the reserve were deer mice.
Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a life-threatening infection that can be transmitted by deer mice, white-footed mice, cotton rats and rice rats have been confirmed in the majority of our 50 states.
1983) also provided insufficient evidence concerning the validity of the currently recognized subspecies of westernmost deer mice.
Previous analyses of the fauna in the owl pellets found (i) the most abundant prey were deer mice (Peromyscus manirulatus) and microtines (Microtus spp.
For example, deer mice have white underbellies and very large eyes.
In Eugene, Huestis continued his research begun in La Jolla, with deer mice as his subject.
In fact, the European flies introduced to control knapweed made a tasty snack for local deer mice.
In addition, several regional area deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) were seropositive for Sin nombre virus, the causative agent of HPS throughout the western US.
We found two species of deer mice, one of which I had not seen before in my previous research.
Deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) are the reservoir for SNV (8), which infected mice shed in their urine, saliva, and feces.